Welcome

UGC funded Women’s Studies Centre (WSC) at Periyar University was instituted in the month of September 2011. The Centre is aimed to promote and strengthen Women Studies through Teaching, Research and Extension activities which will be breaking up knowledge on social and scientific theories as well as integrate multidisciplinary collaboration. It is a stand alone centre collaborating with different colleges, universities, public and private sectors.

Vision

WSC has a vision of inculcating Periyar’s principles in support of women and educating them against practices such as early marriage, female infanticide, domestic violence , sexual abuse, unequal rights to women and train them for healthy life style.

Mission

The Women’s Studies Centre of Periyar University will elicit representation “For the women, By the women and Of the women”.

Supportive Courses

The Supportive courses offered by the WSC on interdisciplinary mode in association with the University Departments are

  1. Women and Entrepreneurship Practical [Download Syllabus]
  2. Women and Lifemanagement Practical [Download Syllabus]
  3. Gender equality and Empowerment Strategy [Download Syllabus]
  4. Women and Legal Rights [Download Syllabus]
  5. Gender Studies Practical [Download Syllabus]

Training Programme

  1. Adobe Photoshop [Download Syllabus]
  2. Statistics using Software Packages [Download Syllabus]
  3. Soft Skills [Download Syllabus]

Research

The major thrust areas of research by the centre are

  • Early child marriage
  • Female infanticide
  • Reproductive and child health
  • Nutrition and well being
  • Software development
  • Women Entrepreneurship Practical
  • Women and Life Management Practical

Field Action

Legal Awareness Programme:

Sanctioned with the fund of Rs.5, 00,000 from National Commission for Women to conduct the five Legal Awareness Programme for two days at different venues.
S.No Name of the Programme Beneficiaries Date Organized by
1. Legal Awareness Programme Staffs,Schools & College Students Affiliated with Periyar University in Salem District 06.10.2016 & 07.10.2016 Women’s Studies Centre, Periyar University, Salem
2. Staffs, Schools & College Students Affiliated with Periyar University in Namakkal District 20.10.2016 & 21.10.2016 Women’s Studies Centre, Periyar University,Salem & Muthayammal College of Arts and Science, Namakkal
3 Staffs, Schools & College Students Affiliated with Periyar University in Krishnagiri District 25.10.2016 & 26.10.2016 Women’s Studies Centre, Periyar University,Salem & St.Joseph’s College of Arts and Science for women, Krishnagiri
4 Staffs, Schools & College Students Affiliated with Periyar University in Dharmapuri District 03.11.2016 & 04.11.2016 Women’s Studies Centre, Periyar University,Salem & Sri Vijay Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Dhar mapuri
5 Staffs,Schools & College Students Affiliated with Periyar University in Namakkal District 10.11.2016 & 11.11.2016 Women’s Studies Centre, Periyar University, Salem & Vivekanandha College of Arts and Science, Namakkal

Legal Aid Club

Legal Aid Club is constituted to guide and disseminate information on rights & laws for women. The Advocates nominated by District Legal Services Authority, Salem. The total number of beneficiaries so far with this club sums to 220 students.

Anti sexual Harassment Cell

No. of Cases filed No. of Cases Solved No. of Cases Pending
4 4 Nil

Outreach

  • Workshop on “Training of Trainers Programme” held on 20.02.12 - 24.02.12 at Women’s Studies Centre, Periyar University, Sponsored by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Chennai.
  • One day Sensitization Programme on “Establishment and Sustenance of Women’s Cell in Colleges” held on 03.09.13 organized by Women’s Studies Centre, Periyar University, Salem.
  • One day Awareness Programme on “Women and Child Trafficking” held on 11.12.2013 organized by Women’s Studies Centre at Periyar University, Salem.
  • Personality development programme on “Swami Vivekananda and Women Personality” held on 19.12.2013 organized by Women’s Studies Centre in Collaboration with Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies at Periyar University, Salem.
  • Two Days Value Education Workshop on “Vivekananda’s Contribution to Women’s Renaissance” from 22.01.2014 to 23.01.2014 organized by Women’s Studies Centre in association with Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies, Periyar University, Salem.
  • One day workshop on “Personal Financial Portfolio Planning for Young Investors” held on 24.09.2016 and 18.02.2017 at Periyar Auditorium, Periyar University, organized by Women’s Studies Centre, Periyar University, Salem.

Clustering and Mentoring Programme

  • Faculty, Non – teaching staff and students of Periyar University Departments and its affiliated colleges were participated in the various competitions held from 18.02.2013 to 28.02.2013 in commemoration with celebration of International Women’s Day.
  • The centre has created a WhatsApp group connecting the women from various women cells in South India in the name “Women – South Connect” and more women are connecting day by day and sharing useful thoughts and events. Currently there are around 30 members in the group. Google group email ID (women-south-connect@googlegroups.com) also introduced in the year 2017.
  • The communication about Handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and Training Module for Two Day Workshop on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 forwarded from Higher Education (A2) Department, WSC have taken the necessary action on sharing the training module to all concerned authorities in the affiliated colleges under the jurisdiction of Periyar University.

Faculty Members

Teaching Faculty

1 Dr. T. Poongodi Vijayakumar
Director i/c
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem- 11
Mobile: 9442268186
E.Mail: puwscdirector@gmail.com
1 Dr.N.Gayathri
Assistant Professor
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem- 11
Mobile: 9597657 949
E.Mail: ngayathrimails@gmail.com
1 Dr.S.Dhanalakshmi
Research Associate
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem-11
Mobile: 9791457452
E.Mail: dhanalakshmit2000@gmail.com

Non-Teaching Faculty

Description: 1

Mrs.T.Kowsalya,
Research Assistant
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem-11
Mobile: 9942311322
E.Mail: kowsirajkr@gmail.com

Description: 1

Mrs.K.Vanitha 
Professional Assistant
Women’s Studies Centre 
Periyar University
Salem-11
Mobile: 9791263508
E.Mail: kvanithamca@gmail.com

Description: 1

Ms.S.Kavitha
Data Entry Operator
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem-11
Mobile: 8508511024
E.mail: kavithakavi3194@gmail.com

Description: 1

Mrs.G.Sathya
Attendant
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem-11
Mobile:  9965289572
E.mail: sathyachandran1212@gmail.com

Committees in WSC

Advisory Committee

Prof.Dr.P.Kolandaivel
Chair Person Vice Chancellor,
Periyar University, Salem – 11

Standing Committee

Dr. T. Poongodi Vijayakumar
Member Secretary
Director i/c
Women’s Studies Centre
Professor and Head
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Periyar University Salem 11

Board of Studies

Dr. T. Poongodi Vijayakumar
Chair Person
Director i/c
Women’s Studies Centre
Professor and Head
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Periyar University Salem 11

Legal Aid Club

Advocates are nominated by District Legal Services Authority,
Salem and effective from 09/10/2012
Dr. R. Vasanthamalai
Member Secretary Member,
Women’s Studies Centre
Assistant Professor
Department of Tamil
Periyar University Salem – 11.

AntiSexual Harassment Cell

Dr.A.Lalitha
Chair Person Member,
Women’s Studies Centre
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry
Periyar University, Salem – 11

Gender Sensitisation Committee

Dr. T. Poongodi Vijayakumar
Chair Person
Director i/c
Women’s Studies Centre
Professor and Head
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Periyar University Salem 11

The Director i/c

Women’s Studies Centre

Periyar University

Periyar Palkalai Nagar

Salem- 11

Phone: 0427-2345766 Ext -332

E.Mail: puwscdirector@gmail.com

STUDENT’S PROFILE

Women and life Management Practical

S.No Year Semester Department No.of.Students
1 July 2016 Odd Textile and Apperial Design 13
2 July 2016 Odd Chemistry 14
3 July 2016 Odd Master of Library and Information Science 7
4 July 2016 Odd Physics 13
5 July 2016 Odd Sociology 1
6 July 2016 Odd Psychology 7
7 December 2016 Even Bio-Technology 9
8 December 2016 Even Chemistry 3
9 December 2016 Even Micro Biology 3
10 December 2016 Even Physics 31
11 December 2016 Even Food Science & Nutrition 4
12 July 2017 Odd Food Science & Nutrition 8
13 July 2017 Odd Psychology 7
14 July 2017 Odd MBA 2

Women and Entrepreneurship Practical

S.No Year Semester Department No.of.Students
1 December 2017 Even Physics 6
2 December 2017 Even Psychology 5
3 December 2017 Even MCA 3

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